Fashion Show, Luncheon to “Give Where You Live”

WomenWithPurposepurpleballoonsST. PETERSBURG, FL — The 3rd Annual Women With Purpose fashion show is set for Saturday, November 8, from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 – 58th St., S., in St. Petersburg.

“A Woman’s Journey” features apparel from Lulu’s Bridal & Fashionique, modeled by women who are survivors — of cancer, of abuse, of poverty, of the myriad challenges that have made them stronger.

Tickets cost $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. The price includes a “swag bag” of samples and gifts, and a luncheon of Parmesan crusted chicken or pork masala, green beans almandine, saffron rice, salad, and rolls, catered by Spotlight Catering. Music is provided by DJ Dutch and Leslie Brosig, with comedy provided by Tampa’s Susan Guidi. The event is dedicated to “the amazing spirit of Ms. Millie Diaz,” a woman whose community service has inspired the members of Women With Purpose.

Door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and a silent auction offer additional ways to support the group’s mission.

Individuals and businesses are invited to sponsor the event and receive free tickets and promotional consideration.

Women With Purpose is a 501 ( c ) (3) charitable organization that encourages people to “Give Where You Live” by solving problems one person, one family, and one challenge at a time.

The group has raised more than $40,000 in the last two years. Those dollars have helped keep a roof over the head of a single mother diagnosed with bladder cancer. Funds have helped a grandmother raising four children under the age of six, providing the family with diapers, clothes, food, toys, and books. Women With Purpose paid for three orphaned siblings to visit Disney World: it was one of their mother’s last wishes for her children before she succumbed to colon cancer.

The women who comprise Women With Purpose pay for the privilege, and their membership dues helps pay for the group’s charitable efforts. “We are all volunteers with heart, compassion, enthusiasm, and passion for what we do and accomplish together,” says founder Jane Morse-Swett.

Women With Purpose assists both men and women in need, providing financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation, insurance, groceries, and special challenges.

For information, contact Morse-Swett at 727-641-3171 or visit